The technology helps companies monitor and report Web site visitors' use patterns. The approach to running Web sites has become more mission critical, says one technology analyst. Web analytics can pinpoint why users abandon online transactions and track movements of prospective buyers.
The Bush administration has issued a list of regulations that could be changed or rescinded because they may have minimal practical value. The proposed changes could affect such groups as the Heritage Foundation, the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association and Public Citizen.
The Quincy, Mass.-based supermarket chain won approval for 18 former Ames leases worth $20 million. Not all of the locations will be converted to Stop & Shop locations; the company has a period of time to decide what to do with the new leases.
The FTC yesterday gave Albertson's clearance to sell 80 New England Osco Drug stores to Brooks Pharmacy's parent, Maxi Drug, for $240 million. Albertson's chief Larry Johnston said Brooks "is an exceptional company with a proven track record."